KINGS & PRIESTS                         # 278

There have always been the few who held up God's WORD even unto death. One of the finest examples is that of the Scottish presbyterian ministers, who, with bounties on their heads and the certainty of being shot when caught by the king's dragoons, they never ceased teaching the WORD. Some refugeed to America where they were accused by the king's agents of persuading a whole generation of Americans to revolt. Today, there remains a pitiable handful of persecuted and reviled teachers of the WORD. God bless their efforts and activate the realization in every man that HE is the priest created by God in the beginning - not the Levite. Every man who turns to the WORD becomes a priest of the WORD. 

In The Beginning

Before there were kings who misruled and oppressed our people, there were priests who misruled and oppressed our people. 

Before tyrannical priests ruled - adam-man ruled himself. He was created by God the WORD in the image of the WORD; created to rule himself and the world around him as king and priest in strict obedience to the Laws of the King of Kings - without any outside help. 

Before we tell the story of this man who ruled himself without the brutal and pitiless assistance from self-appointed kings and priests - let's devote a few lines to these same priests and kings who are known today as The Establishment

Priests

Our father Abraham came from Ur of the Chaldees. The land he left was wicked and was later destroyed because of that wickedness. 

Abraham had a son, Isaac - from whence we get our name - "Sons-of-Isaac," "Isaacsons" - SAXONS. Isaac had two sons - Esau and Jacob. Esau married an Edomite and is the father of the modern day Arabs and Turks. Jacob married his own kind and to this day refuses to accept strangers into his nation. Their descendants have been hereditary enemies ever since. 

Jacob had 12 sons. Because of famine his family went to Egypt where there was food. They settled there. This violated God's Law against having strangers in their midst. The result was that the Egyptians enslaved the sons of Jacob. 

In those days the hand of Pharaoh continued to be severe againstr the children of Israel, and he crushed and oppressed them until the time when God sent forth His word and took notice of them." Jasher 71:16 
The Law had been with man all along, but God sent a leader to get things moving. His name was Moses. The Children of Israel accepted Moses as a judge. He led them out of Egypt into the desert where they lived until all the Israelites who left Egypt with an Egyptian-created slave mentality died out and were replaced with a young, aggressive generation who had grown up in the wilderness knowing no master but the Word. 

Moses' Warning

From the time Moses led Israel out of Egypt and the time he was ready to die, an entire establishment priesthood grew up. Moses knew that such priesthoods are malignant. While in the process of writing down the Law, he warned the nation to be on guard against them: 

"When Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law ... Moses commanded the Levites ... saying, 'Take this book of the law and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee. For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the Lord; and how much more after my death? Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call heaven and earth to record against them. For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.'" Deut 31:24-29 
Truer words were never written. This pestilent priesthood attached itself to Israel and has sucked its lifeblood on down through the ages until today. This is the very same priesthood who condemned our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to death. 

As prophesied, Jesus came to save us with the WORD. His known technique was to illustrate God's Laws by the use of parables. But when He came to preachers he did not use this ancient teaching technique. He didn't beat around the bush. He abandoned the parables and spoke in plain language so that His followers could not mistake His words and would not be deceived. This is what Jesus had to tell us about preachers. Take it to heart: 

"Then spake Jesus ... The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: ... They bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders ... All their works they do for to be seen of men; They love the uppermost rooms at feasts, the chief seats in the synagogues, greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi - But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And ... 'Call no man father ... for one is your Father, which is in heaven.'" 

"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in ... Ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation ..." 

"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves ... Matt 23:15 ... Ye pay tithe of mint ... and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith ... Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. Ye build the tombs of the prophets, and decorate them ... and say, if we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets ... ye are the children of them which killed the prophets ... Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? ... I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: That upon you may come (be guilty of) all the righteous blood shed upon the earth ... " Matt 23: 1-39

The followers of the "WORD made flesh" can also add to Jesus' condemnation of the clergy - the clergy's sodomy with children that is rampant, their homosexuality with each other and approving with their silence all the other unspeakable evils of the world. Preachers protest that they follow God and His "WORD made flesh," but just look at what they did when they got the chance. 
"Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people ... And they ... led him away to Caiphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled ... Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put Him to death; ... Jesus saith unto him ... Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Then the high priest (said) ... behold, now ye have heard his blsphemy. What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death." Matt 26:47-66 
The preachers said, "He is guilty of death." Sure, Judas was the finger-man, but he was working for the establishment-church, the same on that Moses warned against, the ones that he said to use the Law as a witness against. The establishment church has always sought to destroy anyone who dared to hold up God's Law to expose their sham, trickery, and chicanery. It is the establishment church who condemned the Son of man to death. They forced the local king to do their dirty work for them so that they could lie and say that it was not they who had Jesus' blood on their hands. 
"When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor ... and Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? ... He answered him never a word ... Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let Him be crucified. Then the soldiers of the governor ... led Him away to crucify Him." Matt 27:1-31 
Other Kinds Of Priests & Judges

At the very time that priests in Jerusalem were condemning the WORD made flesh to death, the Goths had priests and judges of a different sort. 

When our ancestors went into captivity in 721 B.C., their captivity lasted only a short while until they escaped northward to the Russian and European rivers. Some traveled the Danube to Europe while others went to the Baltic in the far north. 

Migrating back down the rivers some 500 years later, the "Goths" (God's People) ran into the Roman Empire. There was immense difficulty in making treaties and agreements between the two peoples. The Roman's had a king, called an emperor, and his representatives insisted on talking to the king of the Goths. The Goths explained that there was no way to do that since they had no king - all men were kings. The closest they had to what the Romans were looking for was a "judge" - one who knew the Law - the Law contained in the ancient "Gothic Bible." 

This is a brief description of the attempted negotiations between the Romans and the Goths; 

"In times of danger the Gothic subdivisions formed a confederation ... the Tervingi (Branch of the Goths) had no monarchic kingship ... To meet both external and internal threats, the oligarchic council could reactivate a kind of monarchy, the Tervingian Judgeship ... the judge's authority ... was intended to be temporary and territorially limited ... When Athanaric was negotiating a peace settlement with Valens in 369 the emperor addressed him as king. To this the Gothic prince replied that he preferred the title judge, since the judge embodied wisdom, the king, only power ... Monarchic kingship did not exist among the Tervingi." History of the Goths, Herwig Wolfram, Univ. Cal. Press, London, 1989, p. 94 
The Romans spoke of German (Gothic-Saxon) kings, and certain German and Viking war leaders had tremendous prestige, but they had power for only the voyage, the war, or the emergency. It was not until Charlemagne conquered the last of the Saxons that the Holy Roman Empire's concept of rule by priests through hired kings became the general rule - and the Scriptural concept of every man being a king and priest vanished into the mist of time. 

It is no wonder that today's priests say nothing against unlawful taxation, warfare between kinsmen, trade with strangers, strangers in the land, pornography, rape, interracial marriage, pedofils, homosexuality, NAFTA, and evil lawmakers. Why should they? They are hired to bless the king, and the king gives them a cut of the action. According to Scripture, today's priests are responsible for "all the righteous blood shed upon the earth" and that "upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth." Thery are the watchmen on the wall who see the enemy and do not sound the alarm, and, because of them the people fall prey to the wolves. 

Transfer Of Power

The problem of priests ruling Israel as judges came to a head when the righteous Samuel died. Samuel appointed his sons to be his successor. The people did not act as kings and priests and select their own righteous ones to judge - Samuel did it for them. This is what happened: 

"When Samuel was old he made his sons judges over Israel ... And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment. Then all the elders of Israel ... came to Samuel ... and said unto him, Behold, thou are old and thy sons walk not in thy ways." I Samuel 8:1-5 
Kings - Like The Wolf

The people were fed up with evil priests-judges. Still, instead of accepting their responsibility and ruling and judging the world that God had created them to do, they preferred to have governments like their wolfpack neighbors. The beast nature of the wolf requires an alpha-wolf to be king and govern and keep order from the top down in wolf-pack style. They demanded: 

"Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations. But the thing displeased Samuel ... And the Lord said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them." I Samuel 8:5-7 
It was in this manner that man went from the frying pan of having priests to rule them as judge-rulers, into the frying pan of having kings rule over them as dictators. God invoked the rule, "Thine own wickedness shall correct thee." Jer 2:19. He granted man his desire to have a king. But first God warned them: 
"This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen ... And he will take your daughters to be confectioneries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers. And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your olive yards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants. And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants ... He shall take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants. And ye shall cry out in the day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the Lord will not hear you in that day." I Samuel 8:11-18 
Coalition Of Rulers

From that day to this we have had kings and priests as our rulers. One scratches the back of the other. The governing system of both is the wolf-pack system - episcopal - appointment from the top down. We have had priests who hired kings to beat us into subjection. We have had kings who hired priests to use our fear of death and the unknown to keep us obedient. And we have even had wolves, who own our media, select kings for us to vote for to rule us - and to also choose false priests for us to follow. But, whatever the combination - they have ruled us in a most brutal and corrupt manner. They have slaughtered the flocks by the millions and the end is not yet in sight. 

Man As His Own King & Priest

God made man in His own image to rule the world. God put His Law in his heart and made him king and priest. He directed that the land be divided and never sold. While ruling as his own king and priest, with his own selected representatives of 10s, 100s, and 1000s, and with no king and priest ruling over him, man has been most content. 

These periods have been few enough. Time after time the serpent has crept in and misled man. To escape his responsibilities to rule as king and priest, man has delegated his responsibility to others. As prophesied, the result has been disastrous; man has been reduced to being an animal to be butchered as it pleases his rulers. His land, his work, his products, and his blessings all have been taken by others. 

The Scriptures teem with references which make no sense in a wolf-den. But, in a sheepfold, with only adam-man present taking responsibility for acting as his own king and priest, with no one else around to enforce God's Law, they make sense. Then, man must enforce God's Law himself. With no police force to hunt an offender there is the "avenger of blood" so often referred to in the Scriptures. In case of the possibility of a miscarriage of justice there are "cities of refuge," where the larger community can hear the case. 

There is no standing army - only militias. There is no king to appoint generals to enforce the king's policy - only leaders chosen by their peers - chosen by spokesmen for 1000s. There are no presidents to be selected or courts to be appointed - all rise to the top naturally and are instantly available by action of the 10s, 100s, and 1000s. 

Time after time the wolf-den has been replaced by the sheepfold. Each time this happens there has been instant prosperity and success. Each time the newly created wealth has attracted the wolf who bribes goats to help them set up a wolf-system. 

Conclusion

Man has once again come to the place where he has one of two choices. The land on which he stands is soaked with his blood, his land and goods have been stolen, he has been taxed as a slave, beasts are stealing his children, and all the curses that God said He will bring upon his disobedient children are in force. 

We also remember that the WORD promises: 

When thou are in tribulation ... even in the latter days, if thou turn to God and shall be obedient ... He will not forsake thee ... nor forget the covenant of thy fathers." Deut 4:30-31
We have no choice. We can die, or, we can once again act like the MAN that our God created in the beginning - the MAN he created to rule His world. We can start by recognizing that we are our own kings and priests and are responsible to God - no one else. With this recognition all things are possible. The dismantling of the wolf-den has already commenced as sheep flee from wolf-den cities and take tentitive steps to reconstruct the sheepfold. Our operation manual, complete with the Master Contractor's guarantee, is in our hand. There can be no excuse for failure.